The procedure itself is usually performed in a series of at least two procedures, although some incarnations only require one surgery, just as any medical procedure and the result is akin to a man-made artificial root which can be used as your own tooth.
A titanium screw is inserted then the prosthetic tooth is affixed to the top of the screw. All of this is usually done in increments of time to allow the bone to heal because too much overloading of pressure on the bone could cause it to be rendered unsound; a condition known as osteonecrosis. The degrading of the bone in which the implant is drilled would cause thedental implant to become a total failure.
That is why proper healing time should not be taken lightly. Depending on many factors, including the severity of the procedure, the oral health of the patient, and skill of the cosmetic dentist, the healing process may take anywhere between a couple of months to just over a year. Far beyond simple cosmetic dentistry, this is restoration of a fully functional prosthetic piece, permanently grafted into the bone. Safety and patience is imperative; and if the time is put in, the results will be undeniably positive.
Because of the restored tooth a patient regains so much of what they lost. Functionality is regained as the dental implant is a fully usable tooth that can be used for chewing and fixing any speech problems that resulted from lost teeth. Also, the patients gain restored confidence and self-satisfaction that their smile is once again full and bright.
Consult with your cosmetic dentist to see if a dental implant procedure is what you are looking for to repair your smile and restore basic function to your teeth. The procedure is careful, practiced, and astonishingly effective. It could be exactly what you need. There is an experienced cosmetic dentist in the Buffalo, NY area.
DR. NICHOLAS RODO CAN TALK TO YOU ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS & OTHER DENTAL PROCEDURES.